Beastly parents guide


Overall B-

Based on the fairytale Beauty and the Beast, popular playboy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) has his good looks taken away by the spell of a witch (Mary-Kate Olsen). And he'll stay as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside unless he can find someone to fall in love with him. Perhaps that will be Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl capable of seeing beyond face value.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B
Profanity C
Substance Use C

Why is Beastly rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Beastly PG-13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence.

Run Time: 87 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Beastly rated PG-13? Beastly is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence.

Violence: A character is shot and dies during a drug deal. A man hits a woman. Two characters enter a zoo after hours. A teen recklessly drives a motorcycle.

Sexual Content: A teen couple is seen kissing sensuously. Advertisements showing semi-nude men and women are briefly seen. A man makes a comment about his friends losing their virginity at 15 years of age. Some female characters wear revealing clothing. A man is seen without a shirt.

Language: A crude term for sex, an acronym that includes a sexual expletive, and a less-offensive synonym for a sexual expletive are used. A variety of other scatological slang, mild profanities and terms of deity are heard.

Drugs/Alcohol: A depicted drug deal results in a character being fatally shot. Teens are shown at a party consuming alcohol.

Other: A teen girl practices witchcraft.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Beastly"

Cast and Crew

Beastly is directed by Daniel Barnz and stars Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Beastly movie is June 28, 2011. Here are some details…

Beastly releases to DVD and Blu-ray on June 28, 2011, with the following bonus materials:

- Alternate Ending

- Deleted Scenes

- A Classic Tale Retold: The Story of Beastly

- Creating the Perfect Beast

- Music Video: Be Mine by Kristina and the Dolls

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Walt Disney brought this fairytale to life in the animated Beauty and the Beast. The idea of seeing beyond a person’s outer appearance plays a part in Shrek and the more mature movies The Man Without a Face and Shallow Hal. Vanessa Hudgens can also be seen in High School Musical, Alex Pettyfer in Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker and Mary-Kate Olsen in New York Minute.

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